If you have been following me for any amount of time, you know, it has been my lifelong dream to be a published author. On March 24, 2020, I realized that dream. After reading through 1000s of poems, I wrote over my lifetime. I picked 77 of them and published a poetry collection book. Writing Through the Soul is what I say it is. These poems will touch your soul.
I am sad to say, my grandfather is not here to see this. Although, I know, he is looking down at me right now with pride. If you have followed me, you know, my grandfather was the first fan of my writing. He encouraged me at a young age. I will never forget him yelling at my family for not listening to a short story I wrote when I was five and stay with him. My grandfather and his basset hound were the first ones to hear the story. As I read it to them on his porch swing.
Writing Through the Soul You Can Do It
They discouraged me from writing my whole life. I am not a great speller and grammar well, I was never good at it. That did not matter to some people. My grandfather being the first. Over the years, my spelling and grammar has improved greatly. I lost track of this dream when my son was born. He was what was important to me then.
A few years back, this dream resurfaced. I knew, no matter what, I had to write and publish a book of my poetry. I have finally done it. Writing Through the Soul was published on March 24th, 2020. Four days after what would have been my parents’ 55th wedding Anniversary.
I dedicate this book to every writer out there who was ever told; they were not good enough. I never gave up hope. Please, don’t let other people’s words shatter your dreams. Thank-you for reading.
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